Employee & Labour Relations

About Employee and Labour Relations at RRU

RRU strives towards building positive relations with employees and employee groups and wants to ensure the university community is informed about our employee and labour relations processes. This includes communication and updates about matters and processes between the university and its bargaining units. This also includes information and updates on non-union employee relations matters.

In order to achieve this goal, the Human Resources team provides a wide range of expertise and support to the University Community in the areas of:

  • Collective bargaining
  • Collective Agreement administration and interpretation
  • Employment related policies interpretation
  • Grievance administration
  • Discipline/Corrective action advice
  • Attendance management
  • Performance improvement
  • Employment related policy development and administration
  • Conflict resolution
The University has the following employee groups:

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3886)

Royal Roads University Faculty Association (RRUFA)

Executive, Management Excluded and Non-Management Exempt Employees


Relevant Legislation & Resources

  • BC Government Mandate

The BC government has developed a three year fixed ‘2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate’ which applies to all public sector employers with unionized employees whose collective agreements expire on or after December 31, 2018.

  • The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate is about improving the delivery of services for people in B.C., and balancing the need for fair and reasonable wage increases with outcomes that are affordable and managed within the fiscal plan.
  • The Mandate is designed to support government’s core priorities and enhance and modernize the delivery of services that British Columbians rely on. 
  • It ensures the fiscal sustainability of our province while providing fair compensation.
For more information on the Public Sector Bargaining Mandates & Agreements an in particular the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate see the government web page at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employers/public-sector-employers/public-sector-bargaining/mandates-and-agreements